Hard Knocks 48 – Live Results and Play-by-Play

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Hard Knocks THUMBHard Knocks is going down live tonight with another stacked card. In the main event Jesse Arnett defends his Bantamweight Title against Darrick Minner, also on the card Hard Knocks staple Rodney Wallace defends the Light Heavyweight Title against Dan Spohn and Sergej Juskevic defends the Welterweight belt against Cody Wilson.

Fans in Canada can catch the main card live on The Fight Network beginning at 11pm et or the entire card on Internet PPV HERE beginning at 830pm et. Top MMA News will have a live play-by-play of all the action right here so follow along and join in the discussion.

  • Fight of the Night: Jesse Arnett vs. Darrick Minner
  • Knockout of the Night: (Tie) TJ Laramie and Cameron MacDonald
  • Submission of the Night: Cody Wilson

Jesse Arnett vs. Darrick Minner
***Bantamweight Title Fight
Round 1: No glove touch and we’re underway with the main event. High kick from Minner and a body kick. Arnett catches a kick and drags him to the mat to north/south. Minner to his feet and a scramble ensues. They separate and Arnett with a low leg kick. Minner with three wild shots that miss the mark. Minner slips and Arnett into half guard and lands some solid elbows. Minner gets his guard and Arnett connects with a couple elbows. Arnett rolls him over, lands a big hammerfist and works from the back. Minner rolls and looks for an armbar but Arnett easily pulls free. Arnett back to full guard and postures up landing elbows. Arnett with more hammerfists and some huge elbows from the guard. Arnett continues to land until time expires. Minner slow to get up to his corner. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Arnett

Round 2: Minner head kick blocked and get slips to the mat. Arnett follows him doena nd Minner looking for a kneebar but Arnett defends and escapes. Arnett to north/south, spins to the back and lands shots. Minner rolls through and gets his half guard back. Arnett working for brabo choke but Minner defends. Arnett continues to work hard to sink the choke and is able to force the tap.
Jesse Arnett submits Darrick Minner by Brabo Choke in Round 2, 1:56
***Arnett Retains Hard Knocks Bantamweight Title

Rodney Wallace vs. Dan Spohn
***Light-Heavyweight Title Fight
Round 1: Spohn aggressive and lands a shot immediately. Wallace gets the single to full guard but Spohn latches on to an armbar. Spohn releases the armbar and Wallace works the body. Spohn lands an elbow from the bottom and Wallace chips away with punches and short elbows. Spohn throwing up a high guard but Wallace is able to get a little posture to land some shots. Wallace doing just enough to not be stood up landing little punches. Spohn lands a couple elbows from the bottom and is able to roll out and almost secures a leg but time runs out. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Wallace

Round 2: Spohn with a kick to the body partially blocked by Wallace and a head kick blocked as well. Spohn falls short with a front kick and neither man eager to make the first move. Wallace gets the single and lands in full guard and begins to chip away. Not much action on the ground but referee Andy Social content with the activity of Wallace. Spohn landing occasional shots from the bottom and lazily throwing his legs up for an armbar. Spohn briefly works for a kimura but lets it go. Spohn trying to scoot away but Wallace keeping him close and landing little shots. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Wallace

Round 3: Spohn with a right but doesn’t follow up. Spohn with a leg kick and Spohn connects with a solid right but not putting multiple shots together. Wallace with a leg kick and Spohn with one of his own. Wallace with another leg kick and again Spohn responds. Wallace with a leg kick and Spohn with a right. Wallace looking for another single but Spohn defends well and stays on his feet against the cage. Wallace still trying to drag him down and lands a knee to the mid-section before they break away from the cage. Both men throwing and Spohn is the one to connect on the end. Wallace with a right and a leg kick. Wallace with a couple more leg kicks and again looking for a takedown. Spohn defending and Wallace is able to complete the takedown but is able to pop back to his feet as the round ends. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Spohn

Round 4: Neither man the aggressor to start the championship rounds and Wallace finally with a leg kick. Spohn with a nice combo and avoids a takedown. Spohn with an inside leg kick and falls just short with a front kick. Another nice 1-2 connects from Spohn. Wallace closes the distance and presses him against the cage. Wallace is able to work for the takedown and gets to full guard. Wallace goes body, head, body and Spohn tries to land from the bottom. Wallace continues to chip away from top position. Spohn gets his back to the cage and looks to wall walk before kicking him off but Wallace right back on him and rides out the round on top. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Wallace

Round 5: Wallace with a pair of leg kicks and a failed takedown attempt. Spohn chases him down with a barrage of punches but nothing with any significant power. Spohn with a leg kick and another one. Wallace with a lg kick of his own and connects with a right left on the chin but can’t follow up. Wallace with another leg kick and looks content to stay just busy enough. Spohn with a nice kick to the body but Wallace catches it and takes him to the mat to full guard. Spohn tries to work up against the cage and Wallace backs away and lets him up. Spohn with a leg kick and Spohn has to know he needs a finish but can’t seem. Lands a head kick and follows him with a strong combo of punches but puts his hands down and doesn’t keep up the attack and Wallace is able to drag him to the mat and survives the round. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Wallace
Rodney Wallace defeats Dan Spohn by Unanimous Decision
***Wallace Retains Hard Knocks Light-Heavyweight Title

Sergej Juskevic vs. Cody Wilson
***Welterweight Title Fight
Round 1: Juskevic opens the offence with a quick right and misses a spinning back fist. Wilson connects and Juskevic responds and Wilson with a kick to the body. Juskevic closes the distance with a shot and they separate. Spinning back kick misses from Juskevic and falls just short with an overhand right. Juskevic shoots for a single but Wilson ends up on top after a scramble. Juskevic has a hold of a leg now but Wilson is able to pull it free and get to safety. Wilson working from the top and lands a couple of elbows. Juskevic again looking for a leg but Wilson stays on top in side control. Wilson landing short elbows and opens a cut on the right side of Juskevic head. Wilson postures from the guard and landing shots. More elbows from Wilson and chips away as time runs out and Juskevic has a couple huge knots all over on his head from the elbows. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Wilson

Round 2: Wilson opens with a leg kick and another. Wilson with a nice combo and keeps pressing forward. Both men trade shots and Wilson landing solid leg kicks. Juskevic connects with a solid shot but Wilson responds with a couple of his own. Wilson with a hard knee and Juskevic with an overhand right that falls short. Juskevic lands to the body and Wilson connects. Juskevic doves for a leg and gets the takedown but Wilson rolls through and takes top position where he lands a solid elbow. Juskevic sweeps and gets to full guard before dropping for a heel hook. Wilson is working to escape and is able to pull free and takes top position. Wilson to full mount before working to a triangle. Wilson is able to switch to an armbar and forces the tap for a dominant win.
Cody Wilson submits Sergej Juskevic by Armbar in Round 2, 4:42 
***Wilson Captures Hard Knocks Welterweight Title

Lee Mein vs. Lloyd Marshbanks
Round 1: Marshbanks shoots for the low single and gets Mein to the mat to full guard. Marshbanks works the body and Mein looks for a sweep but Marshbanks stays heavy on him. Mein working for a Kimura from the bottom but Marshbanks hops over to half guard. Marshbanks locks in a guillotine and Mein tries to hammer his way out. Mein is able to releive the pressure and get to side control and pull his head free. Mein locks on headlock and and is able to force the tap with the neck crank. The oldest fighter on the card, Lee Mein gets the win right after the youngest fighter on the card, TJ Larmie picks up his own victory.
Lee Mein submits Lloyd Marshbanks by (Headlock) in Round 1, 2:43

TJ Laramie vs. Yvon Agenord
Round 1: Laramie immediatley paws at him looking for his range. Laramie lands a vicious right on the chin and follows up with a 1-2 as Agenord is sent crashing to the mat. Agenord is out cold and and referee Adam Cheadle quickly steps in to rescue the downed fighter from any further punishment. Another impressive flawless victory for the young prospect.
TJ Laramie defeats Yvon Agenord by KO (Punch) in Round 1, 0:25
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John Nguyen vs. Mitchell Carlson
Round 1: Nguyen sticks a jab and connects with some stiff shots. Carlson presses him against the cage and looks to drag him to the mat. Nguyen pops back to his feet and they separate. Carlson is bleeding from the nose and Nguyen connects again. Nguyen continues to connect against the cage with solid shots. Nguyen lands more punches against the cage and Carlson lands a couple of his own. Nguyen with an uppercut and a hard right. The ten second warning sounds and Nguyen drops him with a left hook to the liver and referee Andy Social steps in to stop the fight.
John Nguyen defeats Mitchell Carlson by TKO (Body Shot) in Round 1, 2:54

Mike Parsons vs. Duncan Henry
Round 1: Parsons starts with a leg kick and another. They’re feeling each other out and Henry with a leg kick. Parsons with a single to side control and looks to pin the arm. Parsons works for a guillotine but Henry gets out of trouble to side control. Parsons on top in side control and looks for an armbar but Henry escapes back to his guard. Parsons hangs out in guard for final ten seconds and time expires. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Parsons

Round 2: Henry with a leg kick falls short and both men being cautious. Henry throws a combo but Parsons gets the body lock against the cage. Henry spins off but Parsons picks him up and slams him to the mat to side control. Parsons passes to full mount and begins to work for a guillotine but Henry pulls his head free. Parsons remains on top in half guard. Parsons locks in the arm triangle and works to free his leg. Parsons hops over but doesn’t have enough time to finish and time expires. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Parsons

Round 3: Parson leg kick and Henry with a 1-2. Henry with a leg kick of his own and another. Parsons with a spinning back elbow but Henry immediately latches on and they go to the mat with Henry in side control. Parsons sweeps to north/south and works for the brabo choke. Henry gives the thumbs up to indicate he’s okay and Parsons continues to work for the choke for the final ten seconds of the round. However when Parsons releases the choke at the end of the round, Henry appears to be unconscious but because time has expired the fight will go to the scorecards. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Parsons
Mike Parsons defeats Duncan Henry by Unanimous Decision

Abbas Faleh vs. Cameron MacDonald
Round 1: Big leg kick by Faleh to open he action. MacDonald ducks a combo and a HARD leg kick lands from Faleh. They tie up against the cage and Faleh gets the big slam to the mat in side control. Faleh lands knees to the body and looks to mount. Faleh stands and pummels him with some huge shots but MacDonald weathers the storm and gets back to his feet. Faleh lands a kick to the body and another vicious leg kick. MacDonald connects with a right and Faleh with another leg kick and combo against the cage. Faleh goes to the leg again and the round comes to an end. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Faleh

Round 2: MacDonald opens with a solid leg kick and Faleh answers back. MacDonald gets the takedown and gets straight to mount but Faleh is able to reverse to full guard. Faleh postures up and lands to the body. Faleh stands and allows MacDonald to stand. Faleh continues to land powerful leg kicks and Faleh connects against the cage. Faleh kicks the leg and MacDonald lands a shot. Faleh continues to punish the legs and MacDonald responds with a hard shot. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Faleh

Round 3: Faleh connects on the chin but MacDonald eats it and lands a huge right that stuns Faleh. MacDonald follows up with a spinning back fist that completely flattens Faleh. MacDonald follows up with some ground and pound until referee Andy Social steps in to rescue Faleh from any unnecessary punishment. MacDonald celebrates the come from behind victory with a cartwheel and a back flip.
Cameron MacDonald defeats Abbas Faleh by TKO (Spinning Back Fist and Punches) in Round 3, 0:28

Dylan Schellenberg vs. Gerra Gossen
Round 1: Gossen with a leg kick but caught by Schellenberg. Gossen presses him against the cage but Schellenberg works his way off and Gossen with another leg kick. They trade shots and jockey for position against the cage. The separate and Gossen with another leg kick. Schellenberg lands a combo and Gossen with more leg kicks. They clash with leg kicks and Schellenberg gets the takedown to guard but Gossen with the nice sweep to gain top position. Gossen postures up and stands but time runs out. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Gossen

Round 2: They trade punches and Schellenberg presses him to the cage and looks for the takedown but Gossen defends and gets off the cage. Gossen sprawls and avoids the takedown and lands a shot and a leg kick. Both men connecting and Schellenberg looks for a single leg. Gossen spins and muscles him to the mat to side control. Gossen looks to stand but Schellenberg looking for a kneebar. Gossen defends and hammers the body and the round comes to an end. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Gossen

Round 3: Gossen sticks a jab and follows up with a leg kick. Both men landing shots and Gossen with a leg kick. Schellenberg knows he’s down and swings for the fences. Gossen another leg kick and has cut over his left eye. Gossen with a solid leg kick and a jab. Gossen continues to pepper the legs with kicks and connecting with solid shots. Gossen with a front kick and Schellenberg catches it and gets the takedown but it’s too late and time runs out. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Gossen
Gerra Gossen defeats Dylan Schellenberg by Unanimous Decision 

Jess Elverum vs. Jenn Wolstenholme
Round 1: Elverum sticks a few jabs and Wolstenholme responds. Elverum with a couple solid shots on the chin and Wolst looks to close the distance. They separate and Wolstenholme misses a spinning back fist. Elverum ties her up and lands some knees to the mid-section. Elverum presses her into the cage and lands before backing away and landing. Wolstenholme gets the clinch and lands some knees of her own. Elverum knees the legs and Elverum steps away and Wolstenholme with a leg kick. Elverum ties up with knees again. They separate again and trade and Elverum again clinches and knees before working for a takedown in the dying seconds. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Elverum

Round 2: They trade shots and leg kicks to open the second. Elverum connects with a solid shot and Wolstenholme looks to tie her up. Elverum with a knee and steps away and lands. Elverum connecting against the cage and Wolstebnholme trying to tie up her arms. Wolstenhome looking tired and Elverum with more knees from the clinch. Elverum connecting against the cage and Wolstenholme lands a trio of little shots. Wolstenholme with a kick to the body and a front kick. Elverum with a guillotine attempt as time expires. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Elverum

Round 3: Elverum comes out aggressive landing shots and sprawls to avoid a takedown. Elverum works for a rear-naked choke and sinks it under the chin and forces the tap.
Jess Elverum submits Jenn Wolstenhome by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 3, 0:48

Chris Smeltzer vs. Dale Tallman
Round 1: Tallman with a big looping shot falls short and Smeltzer responds with a leg kick. They feel each other out and Smeltzer with another leg kick and Tallman lands. Tallman connects with a solid right and follows up with a massive right hand that connects solidly on the jaw and puts Smeltzer out cold.
Dale Tallman defeats Chris Smeltzer by KO (Punch) in Round 1, 0:53

14 Responses to “ Hard Knocks 48 – Live Results and Play-by-Play ”

  1. Korey Savoie says:

    Personally,I thought Lee Mein would lose this fight. But he surprised us all in his fight versus Marshbanks. Looks like he came back from the “jaws of defeat” and got the comeback neck crank win. I hope Lee fights for at at least another 10 years. He has a true passion for the sport. Marshbanks was coming off of 9 straight losses, but was fighting some decent quality prospects in the States & Russia. I couldn’t find Lloyd Marshbanks’ age anywhere. But Lee Mein will be 49 this Spring. Keep on fighting Lee ! Age is just a number.

    Well-loved! Thumb up 10 Thumb down 2

  2. Bobby Karimi-Busheri says:

    Marshbanks is 37.

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  3. Jas b says:

    Jenn should stay out or thé ring before
    her family cant recognize her scard up punch face anymore

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  4. mmafan says:

    Great night of fights, looked good on fightnetwork! HK is probably the best promotion in Canada right now!

    Well-loved! Thumb up 15 Thumb down 1

  5. Korey Savoie says:

    I agree , Hard Knocks is very reliable. For a man who is soon to be 50 and still will be fighting — I say this — Lee ! Lee! Lee ! Lee ! Lee ! Lee ! I know Lee has his haters but you have to respect his determination at his age to still want to fight.

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  6. jerrygarcia says:

    I would love to see Jesse Arnett fight Yoni sherbatov it would make for a great fight

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  7. P Mcgrath says:

    Thank you Hardknocks and FN for the viewing. Love seeing the hardend regional warriors and young up and comers. Great card!

    Well-loved! Thumb up 12 Thumb down 2

  8. Derek G says:

    Really great fights but the worst commentary out there. I have to turn off the sound its so bad.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 5 Thumb down 8

  9. Brandon chase says:

    P McGrath are you the guy from Gracie Barra Calgary?

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  10. Mmafan says:

    Hey Derek G? What’s wrong with it? I think those guys do fine.

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  11. Mmafan says:

    I liked the fights. I thought the Wallace match was a bit of lay and pray but all the others were exciting.

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  12. P Mcgrath says:

    @ Brandon. No.

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  13. OhCanada says:

    I would assume there is no drug testing in this amateur league?

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  14. OhCanada says:

    Korey Savoie, we could all fight until 50 on HGH. Give your head a shake man.

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